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Dr. Strange Villains Have Been Confirmed For Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite

Dormammu jons Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

Another pair of characters has been confirmed for the upcoming fighting game, Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite, one of which will be familiar to anybody who saw the Doctor Strange movie. Get ready to go toe-to-toe with Dormammu as well as Firebrand.

While a nice chunk of the Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite roster has already been revealed by Capcom, the developer has been taking their sweet time pulling back the curtain fully, revealing the remaining combatants piece meal. While some characters were already assumed to be in the game due to a recent data mine, it looks like Capcom still has a few surprises up its sleeve. The latest offerings, for instance, are Dormammu and Firebrand. The former was one of the leaked fighters while the latter was not currently even rumored to be in the upcoming game.

If you're a big fan of Dr. Strange, this duo of baddies will likely have you pretty excited. They've appeared in previous Marvel Vs. Capcom games, but the potential of new move sets always make a returning character a welcome sign.

As has been the case with most of the Marvel side of this particular roster, the duo is tied to a character who recently enjoyed some silver screen love and will be returning in the upcoming Avengers flicks. Apparently Dr. Strange and Spider-Man are going to spend quite a bit of time together in the new films, so there's something to look forward to.

Anyway, this duo brings the confirmed roster for Infinite to 30, as Gameinformer reminds us, and they'll both be on display very soon. In fact, Dormammu and Firebrand will take center stage during Gamescom in Germany later this month, with gameplay being shown off on Aug. 22.

As for their reveal, it came as a variant cover for the recent Spider-Man vs. Deapool comic #20. It makes sense Marvel would want to reveal characters in this manner, so we'll have to keep our eye on the "New Arrivals" wall in the coming weeks to see if they've got any other revelations ready for print.

While we'll be getting characters like Hawkeye, Hulk, Iron Man and Thor on the Marvel side of the equation, the Capcom roster is once again all over the place. Expect to control Arthur from Ghosts 'n' Goblins, Chris Redfield from Resident Evil, Dante from Devil May Cry and Nathan Spencer from Bionic Commando, just to name a few.

Remaining data mined characters who have not been confirmed include Monster Hunter (from the identically-named series) on the Capcom side, alongside Marvel's Ghost Rider, Venom and Winter Soldier.

Ryan Winslett

Staff Writer for CinemaBlend.